18 August 2018 • 11:29am Latest score: Australia 6 New Zealand 0 Auto update On Off 11:28AM Australia 6 New Zealand 0, 33 minutes Loooong period of phase play for New Zealand and, although they look weary, Australia soak it up and Tatafu Polota-Nau bursts away! Beale spills, though. Wallabies defence has been outstanding. Committed, organised, rushing midfield. Working thus far.— Liam Napier (@liamnapiernz) August 18, 2018 11:25AM Australia 6 New Zealand 0, 30 minutes Rodda nabs another New Zealand lineout! But the visitors get another go after Australia clear. Their maul is solid and Read offloads to Retallick, who charges towards the line. The Wallabies hold firm, again, and Barrett's pass drifts forward. 11:21AM Australia 6 New Zealand 0, 26 minutes Another scrum penalty to New Zealand. They go to touch inside the Australia 22 and force a maul … [Read more...] about Australia vs New Zealand, Bledisloe Cup
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South Africa and England go head-to-head at Ellis Park on Saturday in the first of three-Test series. There's plenty of Wasps interest as Dan Robson, Nathan Hughes, Brad Shields, Elliot Daly and Joe Launchbury are in contention for the England squad. Danny Cipriani, now of Gloucester could also be named as he bids for his first cap in three years. Join us as we share the news and assess the selections made ahead of the eagerly-anticipated series opener. Key Events England team announced 12:37 le Roux is in 11:46 12:37 KEY EVENT England team announced 15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 18 caps)Finishers 12:26 No Nizaam for now There’s no place for Nizaam Carr in the South Africa team to face England, which will be a big disappointment for Wasps supporters. The number eight enjoyed a superb three-month spell at the club from 2017 into 2018, and has been strongly rumoured to be returning for next season. Rumours that were strengthened by this Tweet from Nik Symon, Rugby … [Read more...] about LIVE: South Africa v England team announcements
If you thought New Zealand proved their world rugby dominance by winning the 2011 and 2015 World Cups, how about this for a statistic with their Under-20 team. There have been 10 Junior World Cup tournaments... and New Zealand have won six of them. England, with triumphs in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and South Africa, on home soil in 2012, are the only other nations to have lifted the trophy. New Zealand’s success rate is astonishing and demonstrates the size of the task facing young Wales when they go head to head on Sunday. Wales opened their Pool A campaign with an historic first win over Australia at the U20 global showpiece, but can they follow that up with another stunning result? Andy Howell sets the scene for an unmissable encounter with the world champions... When and where is the game? It’s at Beziers’ Stade de la Méditerranée on Sunday with a 3.30pm kick-off (UK time). That’s the ground where Wales beat the Junior Wallabies, but also where Neath … [Read more...] about What time does Wales Under-20s v New Zealand kick off?
Sport / Blether with Brown by Graeme Finnan April 16, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Andy Walker’s recent mention of a Scotland XI touring Hong Kong and the Far East, Australia, New Zealand and Canada in 1967 threw up some great names. Some of these players never received a full cap (some others did), and this was a great route to taste international football. Of the full international team which beat England 3-2 at Wembley a month earlier, just one made the trip — Sheffield Wednesday’s Jim McCalliog. Listed in alphabetical order is the list of players on the trip. Alan Anderson (Hearts), Willie Callaghan (Dunfermline), Eddie Colquhoun (West Bromwich Albion), Jim Cruickshank (Hearts), Alex Ferguson (Dunfermline Athletic), Doug Fraser (WBA), Joe Harper (Huddersfield), Harry Hood (Clyde), Bobby Hope (WBA), Jim McCalliog (Sheffield Wednesday), Jackie McGrory (Kilmarnock), Tommy McLean … [Read more...] about Blether: The Scotland XI that toured Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada in 1967
PUBLISHED: 13:30 04 April 2018 Dave Evans England player Kadeen Corbin (left) talks to Redbridge youngstres at the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace (pic: Paul Harding/PA) PA/Press Association Images When it comes to netball, the Commonwealth Games really is the sport’s Olympics and former Barking Abbey Academy pupil Kadeen Corbin is going for gold. England's Kadeen Corbin (left) and Geva Mentor (right) show their dejection after losing their Netball semi final match against New Zealand in the final seconds, at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Four years ago in Glasgow it was Corbin’s mistake which cost England’s women a place in the gold-medal match as they lost to New Zealand, but she has clearly learned from that fateful day. “Last time is always there in my past and my mind,” she said. “It is part of me now, but it does inspire me to do better this time round. “Over the last two Games, we have been … [Read more...] about Corbin inspired by costly mistake as netball squad seek to upset hosts